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Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus spp.

Ferocactus cylindraceus 12 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Barrel Cactus Overview

    Ferocactus is a genus containing around 30 columnar cacti in the Cactaceae family. they are native to Mexico and the Southern US where they inhabit desert regions. These plants may be distinguished by their barrel-shape and spiny ribs and the funnel-shaped flowers which appear in summer. In cultivation they are usually grown under glass in full sun on well-drained soil.

    How to propagate Barrel Cactus


    You can propagate by seed in the spring or summer.

    Other uses of Barrel Cactus

    Excellent container plants.


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